Rempah Masak (Malay Masala)
Rempah masak, also known as Malay masala, is a mix of 9 dried spices. It is equivalent to the Indian garam masala, a mix of 5 spices, and is added to dishes like Kerutub and traditional curries (gulai lama) with a dark gravy such as Korma Hitam, Gulai Terung, and Gulai Kampung. Kerisik is usually added to the dish as well. This recipe is courtesy of Tengku Wook Sabariah and Tengku Zahad. You can also buy ready rempah masak from the market – preferably Rose brand.
This recipe was first published in Flavours magazine.